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Paddy Landau


I’m Paddy Landau, a local therapist working in Swindon, Wiltshire. (I recently moved, which is why the URL says that I’m in Oxfordshire! I’m creating a new website to replace this one.)

I use hypnotherapy, NLP and Life Coaching in my practice.

How can I help you?

Do you struggle with the same old automatic habits of thought and action, or the same unhelpful emotional responses to events in your life? If you want or need to change your behaviour, your thoughts and your emotions, you may find that this is right for you.

This type of therapy works not only for emotional problems, but also for people wanting to improve aspects that already work quite well. Hypnotherapy and NLP are used to add an edge to sports, business and socialising.

It is my job to guide you to achieve the very best life that you can. As such, I often mix therapy and life coaching, for example to give you the skill and confidence to act on the goals that you choose.

I usually specialise in addictions, weight loss (overeating, which is a type of addiction), and anxiety and stress. This includes a range of similar problems, such as smoking cessation; drug and alcohol abuse; and other types of addiction such as gambling. Stress includes fear of public speaking and other phobias; jealousy; road rage; certain types of relationship difficulties; and stress migraines.

Stress-free life

If you want to gain confidence, remove self-doubt, or handle stress better, this type of therapy is a great way to improve your mental state.

Grass succeeding

Struggling with motivation or creative ideas? Don’t know how to proceed? Life coaching can lift you out of your dip and reap your potential.

What problems does this help with?

A surprisingly flexible therapy, hypnotherapy helps with most matters related to habits, thought patterns and emotions. This can range from wanting to improve your current skills — such as being more effective in your workplace, communicating better with your partner, improving your golf — to removing emotional problems such as a phobia or feeling timid.

Hypnotherapy digs deep into your subconscious and automatic thoughts, quickly changing them and your behaviours to give you a new and helpful way to respond to life’s challenges.

Hypnotherapy is also good to give a boost to areas in life where you need to improve your emotional or motivational skills.

In addition to therapy, I also use life coaching. Life coaching isn’t therapy (despite what you see on TV), but it’s a powerful adjunct, which helps to shine a light on new ideas and unexplored solutions. It is an effective approach to finding new solutions to business and personal problems especially when you feel “stuck”. Life coaching can also be useful if you need to talk to someone without judgement or an agenda — some clients come to me because they need someone to talk to in confidence, without fear of being judged.

When you come to see me, we have fun working together to spring you out of the old ways of thinking and acting, and exploring new and interesting ways of getting what you want and need in your life.

What are the benefits?

On a personal level, the benefits that clients have seen from this vary, from specific solutions (e.g. eliminating a phobia) to the general (e.g. changing a mindset of anxiety). On a less personal level, there is dealing with workplace bullying, finding a new way to address a business problem, and so on.

Any time you have a situation that can use a different mindset or a different approach to the same problem, this type of work can help.

If you can’t visit

If you can’t physically visit me due to distance or disability, it might be possible to visit virtually online. You’d need broadband, or a good 4G or 5G connection; a reasonably modern computer or mobile device with a microphone and webcam; and a quiet room where you can relax and won’t be disturbed. It’s not necessary to lie down; a comfortable chair will suffice. Email me if you feel that this would help you.

What can’t be done with this therapy?


Hypnotherapy doesn’t help with medical matters — for that, you need to visit a GP. When you call me to discuss your problem, I’ll let you know if you need to see a doctor before seeing me. For some conditions, I might ask to contact your doctor before I can safely proceed.

However, I can help if you struggle with the motivation to keep up with your doctor’s instructions.

Some conditions might require a doctor’s permission to proceed with hypnotherapy, even if the hypnotherapy is unrelated to the condition. This includes epilepsy, some heart conditions, personality disorders such as psychosis, bipolar, schizophrenia, psychopathy, borderline, or narcissistic, and some other conditions. If you are in any doubt, please seek advice from your medical doctor or medical therapist before contacting me; it’s better to be safe than to risk adding to your difficulties.


There is no such thing as a therapy that works for everyone. Even the most routine medical treatment or surgical procedure can fail for some people. Hypnotherapy is like that — there are some people who don’t respond to it. If that is you, don’t worry, because there are always other ways to deal with your need.

Why choose Landau Hypnotherapy in Oxfordshire

I am an experienced therapist, having learned hypnotherapy, life coaching, NLP and EFT by various trainers including Paul McKenna, Richard Bandler and others. I am accustomed to people coming to me with a wide range of needs and from various walks of life.


A wide rage of experiences has informed my knowledge of how to deal with life’s challenges.


Trained in Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, NLP and EFT.

I love what I do because when people come to me with problems that they don’t need, I help them to turn their life around and feel better in so many ways.

The therapy that I use has transformed my own life in several ways over the years. This has given me the passion to share these techniques not only with my clients, but also with my family and friends, to allow them to make massive improvements to their happiness and health.


Thank you for visiting my website. I hope that you get something of value from the words on my blog, or maybe you are looking for me to work with you personally for help in a specific area.

If you have any questions, or want to talk about anything specific, call me on 01793 633915 or email me at .


Easy access from Oxford, Radley, Abingdon, Witney, Bicester, and other areas of Oxfordshire, with a regular bus service and free off-road parking in a friendly home environment outside Oxford.

Getting help

Contact me if you have a question or want to book your first appointment.